All yachts

Ancallia
Motor yacht
Featured
Feadship | 45.77 m | 1984
Blu 470
Motor yacht
Featured
€ 14,750,000
Feadship | 49.68 m | 1990
47m Feadship
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.24 m | 1987
A2
Motor yacht
A2
Feadship | 42.35 m | 1983
Air
Motor yacht
Air
Feadship | 81 m | 2011
Allegra
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42 m | 1989
Anna I
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 2007
Archimedes
Motor yacht
Feadship | 68 m | 2008
Athina II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.24 m | 1988
Audacia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 48 m | 1987
Rasselas
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52 m | 1994
Harle
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2007
Dojo
Motor yacht
€ 10,000,000
Feadship | 43.2 m | 1981
Casual Water
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 1987
Cedar Sea II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 64 m | 1986
Synthesis 66
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42 m | 1982
Explora
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45 m | 1985
City
Motor yacht
$ 200,000
Feadship | 26.21 m | 1964
Illusion
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55.7 m | 1983
Broadwater
Motor yacht
$ 24,900,000
Feadship | 50.3 m | 2000
Drizzle
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 2012
Ebony Shine
Motor yacht
Feadship | 76 m | 2009
Eclipse
Motor yacht
$ 9,500,000
Feadship | 43 m | 1993
Ecstasea
Motor yacht
Feadship | 85.95 m | 2004
Flag
Motor yacht
Feadship | 62.33 m | 2000
Falcon Lair
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 1983
Fountainhead
Motor yacht
Feadship | 87.87 m | 2011
Gallant Lady
Motor yacht
$ 39,000,000
Feadship | 51.21 m | 2007
Gladiator
Motor yacht
€ 19,900,000
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2010
Halo
Motor yacht
Feadship | 57.45 m | 2015
Hampshire I
Motor yacht
Feadship | 56.5 m | 2001
Hampshire II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 78.5 m | 2012
Highlander
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50 m | 1986
Herculina
Motor yacht
€ 15,950,000
Feadship | 50 m | 1998
Lady India
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 2003
Kiss
Motor yacht
€ 29,500,000
Feadship | 46.6 m | 2015
Kisses
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.4 m | 2000
La Mascarade
Motor yacht
Feadship | 30 m | 1997
Lady Beatrice
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60 m | 1993
Lady Britt
Motor yacht
Feadship | 63 m | 2011
Lady Christine
Motor yacht
Feadship | 68 m | 2010
Lady Marina
Motor yacht
Feadship | 63.95 m | 1999
Lady May
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.22 m | 2014
Le Pharaon
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 60 m | 1989
Azteca
Motor yacht
€ 2,900,000
Feadship | 47 m | 1983
MQ2
Motor yacht
MQ2
Feadship | 49.13 m | 1990
Madame Gu
Motor yacht
Feadship | 99 m | 2013
Cynthia
Motor yacht
$ 29,500,000
Feadship | 55.5 m | 2005
Praxis
Motor yacht
Feadship | 43.3 m | 1987
Majestic
Motor yacht
Feadship | 61 m | 2007
Mary A
Motor yacht
$ 18,400,000
Feadship | 46 m | 2001
Faith
Motor yacht
Feadship | 96.55 m | 2016
Minderella
Motor yacht
$ 16,900,000
Feadship | 58.82 m | 1986
Mirage
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53 m | 1979
Monaco
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38 m | 1982
Moon Sand
Motor yacht
€ 32,800,000
Feadship | 44 m | 2015
Musashi
Motor yacht
Feadship | 87.78 m | 2011
Ocean Mercury
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 2008
Aquarius
Motor yacht
Feadship | 92 m | 2016
BG
Motor yacht
BG
Feadship | 46.9 m | 1990
Odalisque
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38 m | 1973
Patriot
Motor yacht
Feadship | 26.6 m | 1984
Tugatsu
Motor yacht
$ 7,900,000
Feadship | 45.2 m | 1989
New Hampshire
Motor yacht
€ 39,950,000
Feadship | 62 m | 2005
Predator
Motor yacht
Feadship | 73 m | 2008
Princess Too
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 47.55 m | 1999
Rahal
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.5 m | 2003
Attessa III
Motor yacht
Feadship | 68.58 m | 1998
Royal Romance
Motor yacht
Feadship | 92.5 m | 2015
Samadhi
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.96 m | 2006
Mysorah
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.87 m | 1988
Samax
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55 m | 1996
Savannah
Motor yacht
Feadship | 83.5 m | 2015
Sea Owl
Motor yacht
Feadship | 62 m | 2013
Sea Racer
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.63 m | 2001
Siran
Motor yacht
Feadship | 67 m | 1992
Berilda
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38.4 m | 1978
Strangelove
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.5 m | 1982
Sussurro
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.5 m | 1998
Symphony
Motor yacht
Feadship | 101 m | 2015
Tango
Motor yacht
Feadship | 78 m | 2011
Tanusha
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65 m | 2009
Tatasu
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.5 m | 1994
Trident
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65.22 m | 2009
Space
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2007
Constance
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.33 m | 1986
Utopia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 71 m | 2004
Venus
Motor yacht
Feadship | 78.2 m | 2012
Virginian
Motor yacht
Feadship | 62 m | 1990
Wedge Too
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65 m | 2002
Bella
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2008
Hampshire
Motor yacht
Feadship | 66.25 m | 2016
Teleost
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.07 m | 1998
Secret Life
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.02 m | 1973
Sanoo
Motor yacht
€ 19,950,000
Feadship | 60.56 m | 1979
Larisa
Motor yacht
Feadship | 57.6 m | 2013
Najade
Motor yacht
Feadship | 28.1 m | 1965
Meduse
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.66 m | 1996
Kamino
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 2016
Moon Sand Too
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 2016
Joy
Motor yacht
Joy
Feadship | 70 m | 2016
Callisto
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65.2 m | 2006
Huntress
Motor yacht
Feadship | 54.86 m | 1997
Hurricane Run
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.5 m | 2009
Sultana
Motor yacht
€ 3,300,000
Feadship | 25.81 m | 1969
Calypso
Motor yacht
Feadship | 30.8 m | 1971
Daybreak
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.63 m | 1997
Never Enough
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42.67 m | 1992
Avatar
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.5 m | 2016
Hanikon
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50 m | 2004
Chantal Ma Vie
Motor yacht
Feadship | 54.56 m | 1993
Mylin IV
Motor yacht
Feadship | 61 m | 1992
Ostar
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52 m | 1999
Double Haven
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50.99 m | 1993
Pegasus
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52.25 m | 1995
Kalinga
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.71 m | 1982
Rio Rita
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55.99 m | 1984
Varmar VE
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55 m | 1986
Abu Al-Abyad
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52.06 m | 1980
Ice Bear II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.95 m | 1988
Angiamo
Motor yacht
Feadship | 42.56 m | 2003
Oncle Paul
Motor yacht
Feadship | 33.53 m | 1973
Valeria
Motor yacht
€ 15,000,000
Feadship | 44.2 m | 1975
Dhafir
Motor yacht
Feadship | 40.54 m | 1980
Quintessa
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.51 m | 1989
Blue Sky
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2013
Vava
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47.3 m | 1996
Endless Summer
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.72 m | 1991
A & A
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.71 m | 1966
M
Motor yacht
M
Feadship | 36.58 m | 1989
Letani
Motor yacht
€ 21,000,000
Feadship | 34.65 m | 2017
Rock.it
Motor yacht
€ 59,950,000
Feadship | 60.4 m | 2014
Utopia II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 35.42 m | 1970
Sherpa
Motor yacht
Feadship | 71 m | 2018
Anna
Motor yacht
Feadship | 110 m | 2018
Lady S
Motor yacht
Feadship | 93 m | 2018
Samaya
Motor yacht
Feadship | 69.5 m | 2017
Hasna
Motor yacht
€ 97,500,000
Feadship | 73 m | 2017
Lacroma
Motor yacht
€ 1,750,000
Feadship | 20.07 m | 1965
Go
Motor yacht
Go
Feadship | 43 m | 2010
Blue Moon
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.35 m | 2005
Lady Victoria
Motor yacht
€ 6,950,000
Feadship | 36.45 m | 1991
Heavenly Daze
Motor yacht
Feadship | 32 m | 1972
Paraffin
Motor yacht
Feadship | 60.1 m | 2001
Olympia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 57 m | 2002
Kathleen Anne
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 2009
Kahalani
Motor yacht
Feadship | 55.05 m | 2010
Maria
Motor yacht
Feadship | 52.1 m | 1995
Amanti
Motor yacht
Feadship | 51.75 m | 2003
Aurora B
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.99 m | 1992
Carolina
Motor yacht
Feadship | 48.18 m | 1997
Hud Hud
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.91 m | 1994
Paraiso
Motor yacht
Feadship | 46.6 m | 1983
X
Motor yacht
X
Feadship | 46.02 m | 1987
A And A
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.71 m | 1976
Megan
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2011
Sanora
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44 m | 1994
King K
Motor yacht
Feadship | 41.73 m | 1981
Alchemy
Motor yacht
Feadship | 40.25 m | 1970
Lady Sandals
Motor yacht
Feadship | 40.11 m | 1985
Seagull of Cayman
Motor yacht
€ 5,400,000
Feadship | 40.02 m | 1980
Femke
Motor yacht
Feadship | 47 m | 2017
Corinthian
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39.05 m | 1997
If Only
Motor yacht
Feadship | 19.74 m | 1974
Miss Iloilo
Motor yacht
Feadship | 39 m | 1986
Shalimar II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38.34 m | 1974
Juneluck
Motor yacht
Feadship | 41 m | 1989
Bluemar II
Motor yacht
Feadship | 38 m | 1978
Orion
Motor yacht
Feadship | 37.98 m | 1984
Arcadia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 31.09 m | 1969
Blackhawk
Motor yacht
Feadship | 37.54 m | 1971
Avante V
Motor yacht
Feadship | 36.64 m | 1974
Lonian
Motor yacht
Feadship | 87 m | 2018
De Vrouwe Christina
Sailing yacht
$ 3,450,000
Feadship | 28.04 m | 1957
Sissi
Motor yacht
Feadship | 26.76 m | 1963

About Feadship

Feadship
Netherlands
+31 23 524 7000
Feadship is a joint venture originally comprised of 7 shipyards that was officially created in 1951 as an export association to promote them to American clients. Feadship in fact stands for First Export Association of Dutch Shipyards.

Launched at the New York Boat Show of 1951, the company was promoting aluminum yachts which were then a novelty. The yachts were met with interest from the American market and new orders started coming in, revitalizing an industry that was struggling following World War II.

Celebrities of the era started ordering Feadships, amongst which was Malcolm Forbes who commissioned the Highlander from the shipyard.

By 1968, 3 entities were left within Feadship (Royal Van Lent, De Voogt and De Vries Lentsch), the others having left the organization during a new period of the growth for the industry.

As the industry developed as a whole, Feadship continued building yachts, becoming one of the most prestigious shipyards.

Yachts for sale

Blu 470
Motor yacht
Featured
€ 14,750,000
Feadship | 49.68 m | 1990
Dojo
Motor yacht
€ 10,000,000
Feadship | 43.2 m | 1981
City
Motor yacht
$ 200,000
Feadship | 26.21 m | 1964
Broadwater
Motor yacht
$ 24,900,000
Feadship | 50.3 m | 2000
Eclipse
Motor yacht
$ 9,500,000
Feadship | 43 m | 1993
Gallant Lady
Motor yacht
$ 39,000,000
Feadship | 51.21 m | 2007
Gladiator
Motor yacht
€ 19,900,000
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2010
Herculina
Motor yacht
€ 15,950,000
Feadship | 50 m | 1998
Kiss
Motor yacht
€ 29,500,000
Feadship | 46.6 m | 2015
Le Pharaon
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 60 m | 1989
Azteca
Motor yacht
€ 2,900,000
Feadship | 47 m | 1983
Cynthia
Motor yacht
$ 29,500,000
Feadship | 55.5 m | 2005
Mary A
Motor yacht
$ 18,400,000
Feadship | 46 m | 2001
Minderella
Motor yacht
$ 16,900,000
Feadship | 58.82 m | 1986
Moon Sand
Motor yacht
€ 32,800,000
Feadship | 44 m | 2015
Tugatsu
Motor yacht
$ 7,900,000
Feadship | 45.2 m | 1989
New Hampshire
Motor yacht
€ 39,950,000
Feadship | 62 m | 2005
Princess Too
Motor yacht
€ 14,000,000
Feadship | 47.55 m | 1999
Sanoo
Motor yacht
€ 19,950,000
Feadship | 60.56 m | 1979
Sultana
Motor yacht
€ 3,300,000
Feadship | 25.81 m | 1969
Valeria
Motor yacht
€ 15,000,000
Feadship | 44.2 m | 1975
Letani
Motor yacht
€ 21,000,000
Feadship | 34.65 m | 2017
Rock.it
Motor yacht
€ 59,950,000
Feadship | 60.4 m | 2014
Hasna
Motor yacht
€ 97,500,000
Feadship | 73 m | 2017
Lacroma
Motor yacht
€ 1,750,000
Feadship | 20.07 m | 1965
Lady Victoria
Motor yacht
€ 6,950,000
Feadship | 36.45 m | 1991
Seagull of Cayman
Motor yacht
€ 5,400,000
Feadship | 40.02 m | 1980
De Vrouwe Christina
Sailing yacht
$ 3,450,000
Feadship | 28.04 m | 1957

Yachts for charter

Ancallia
Motor yacht
Featured
Feadship | 45.77 m | 1984
Blu 470
Motor yacht
Featured
€ 14,750,000
Feadship | 49.68 m | 1990
Audacia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 48 m | 1987
Broadwater
Motor yacht
$ 24,900,000
Feadship | 50.3 m | 2000
Eclipse
Motor yacht
$ 9,500,000
Feadship | 43 m | 1993
Highlander
Motor yacht
Feadship | 50 m | 1986
Lady Britt
Motor yacht
Feadship | 63 m | 2011
Majestic
Motor yacht
Feadship | 61 m | 2007
Savannah
Motor yacht
Feadship | 83.5 m | 2015
Utopia
Motor yacht
Feadship | 71 m | 2004
Bella
Motor yacht
Feadship | 44.65 m | 2008
Teleost
Motor yacht
Feadship | 49.07 m | 1998
Secret Life
Motor yacht
Feadship | 45.02 m | 1973
Joy
Motor yacht
Joy
Feadship | 70 m | 2016
Callisto
Motor yacht
Feadship | 65.2 m | 2006
Hurricane Run
Motor yacht
Feadship | 53.5 m | 2009
Sultana
Motor yacht
€ 3,300,000
Feadship | 25.81 m | 1969
Chantal Ma Vie
Motor yacht
Feadship | 54.56 m | 1993
Juneluck
Motor yacht
Feadship | 41 m | 1989

Latest News

Benetti sells first 40m superyacht Oasis to US powerboat champion
Italian yacht builder Benetti has announced the sale of the first 40-metre superyacht Oasis BO101 to a former world champion and offshore powerboat racer Tim Ciasulli from the USA, represented by Merle Wood & Associates.The yacht with a fibreglass hull and superstructure and a gross tonnage of 385 tonnes, is already being outfitted at the Livorno facility, planned for completion in summer 2020. The assembly has already been completed of the hull and superstructure, with outfitting began on July 26.BO101 is going to be the first Oasis 40M, a 40.80-metre yacht with a maximum beam of 8.5 metres, a draft of 2.14 metres and a gross tonnage of 385 tonnes. Oasis 40M is a fruit of collaboration between Benetti and UK-based design studio RWD, working in liaison with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture, a New York-based firm commissioned to design the interiors. Tim Ciasulli, who himself holds 4 World Speed Records, expressed:I’ve been going fast my whole life. So when it came time to build a yacht, I wanted to collaborate with a shipyard that shared the same core values that my wife and I believe in: integrity, passion and accountability! <…> We expeditiously negotiated a great deal, and in just two meetings, nailed down the equipment, interior decor and colours…just the way we wanted!On-board Oasis 40M, the owner and his guests will enjoy wide, welcoming spaces characterised by a design that is both smart and sophisticated. The high ceilings, the special arrangement of the indoor and outdoor spaces, and the extensive glazed surfaces all contribute to this yacht’s spectacular appearance, while the unusual layout features lateral stern platforms that can be open out with great ease to facilitate access to the sea and an extended beach area, complete with an infinity pool practically at water level.The designers strived to eliminate the barriers between indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a unique setting akin to a loft on the water. Enrico Bonetti, architect and partner of Dominic Kozerski with Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture explains:On this yacht, we wanted the settings to have an unprecedented fluidity, which is why identical materials and colours are used for both the interiors and exteriors, giving a sense of apparent informality to what is in fact an extremely elegant and sophisticated yacht.The sale marks another success for Benetti in the Americas where, after the recent sales of FB278 67-metre custom build 'Project Fenestra', multiple award-winning 69-metre 'Spectre' and 49-metre custom yacht 'Eladrea+', the brand continues to forge ahead.Noteworthy, while the first Oasis 40M’s fiberglass hull arrived for the start of outfitting operations at Benetti’s Livorno shipyard on July 26, the owner of Giga yacht FB275, who is according to media sources an Australian billionaire and casino mogul James Packer, set sail on his 108-metre gigayacht in a perfectly synchronised handover.
REV: the largest superyacht in the world ready for technical launch
The world's largest superyacht's construction is going under a tight schedule at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The 181-metre explorer REV will hit the water in Tulcea on August 22 for the first time, then within approximately 30 days being towed to the Brattvåg shipyard on the west coast of Norway for more construction work.REV has been commissioned by Norwegian ocean research company Rosellinis Four-10, owned by Norwegian industrialist billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke. His real-time net worth is estimated at $3.2 billion (Forbes).Built for environmental research missions in partnership with WWF Norway, the Research Expedition Vessel (REV) will also be available for charter for recreational purposes and expeditions. She will be able to accommodate up to 60 scientists and 30 crew during research expeditions once finished.REV is cincidered a significant project for all Norwegians, as Norway is one of a world-leading maritime nations and has the opportunitiy of taking on a global leadership role for exploring and taking care of the ocean. The Prime Minister of Norway supports the vision that ‘oceans are under pressure due to climate change, overfishing and waste pollution. To ensure the future growth of the ocean economy, we need to harvest resources in a sustainable way’.Designed to operate in remote and vulnerable waters for long periods without additional external support, the ship will be equipped for research and investigation of the entire marine ecosystem. The superyacht disposes of a range of equipment designed to explore, document and collect. She will also qualify for the Polar Code adopted by The International Maritime Organisation for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic conditions and can operate autonomously for 114 days. Thought-out by acclaimed desiner Espen Eino, REV is tailored for research and expedition activities. Her robust exterior lines and modern features ensure she is able to cruise in arctic and tropical areas alike, with a hull built to ICE PC6 for navigation in ice. Two helipads can host drones and helicopter, while overhead cranes can lift and launch equipment weighing up to 20T over the side. Her drop keels enable echo sounders and sonars to be placed in undisturbed water below the hull for research of the world’s ecosystems, and built into her stern is a trawl hangar and pelagic trawling system.Built to the highest standards for both expeditions and recreational purposes the ship includes such features as a hospital with a medic cabin, High-tech equipment to monitor and survey marine areas, currents, the seabed, fish and plant life, while cutting-edge laboratory facilities enable on board analysis. There will be an auditorium for lectures, and the capacity for live streaming, also a Moonpool, an eco-harvesting system for live catch and release of biomass and pelagic samples, and an underwater hydrophone system for listening to ocean mammals.The giant vessel is scheduled for delivery in early 2021, aimed to surpass the current largest superyacht in the world in terms of LOA, the 180.6-metre Azzam. The official website reports, that REV is completed to 42.5 percent at the moment.
Name of the 85m OceanX explorer superyacht Alucia 2 brought to a vote
OceanX, ocean exploration initiative founded by billionaire philanthropist Ray Dalio, has launched a vote for the name of their newest explorer superyacht, the 85.3-metre Alucia 2. The explorer previously known as Volstad Surveyor and built in 2010 by Freire Shipyard is currently being rebuilt in Rotterdam. The superyacht will operate as a marine research vessel platform and continue the revolutionary work currently being done by Alucia, her older and smaller predecessor. Equipped with two manned subs that can take researchers 1,000 metres deep, a fleet of support ships, an on-board helicopter, and fully equipped science labs, Alucia can bring back fantastic discoveries.Meanwhile, Alucia2 has been commissioned by Ray Dalio who together with OceanX aims to further explore the secrets of the ocean together with director James Cameron and BBC’s Blue Planet. The design concept was created by Gresham Yacht Design.Steve Gresham, founder and principal designer at Gresham Yacht Design, said earlier:We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and unique project. These types of projects are rare to come by and we are honoured to have been commissioned by the owner to deliver a design that is extremely functional and robust, it is a true explorer vessel.Built by Freire as a deep-sea survey vessel in 2010, Alucia2 is undergoing transformation into a high-tech scientific research vessel, with significant improvements made to enable the OceanX team explore further than ever before.To take on global expeditions, Alucia2 will be fitted with state-of-the-art marine research labs, cutting-edge media equipment, manned and autonomous deep-sea submersibles, helicopters and drones.OceanX will use Alucia2 as a next generation platform to discover 70 per cent of the planet that remains mostly unexplored and share this secret world through carefully executed media centre developed in consultation with filmmaker and ocean explorer James Cameron.The vessel features a 40-ton A-frame at the stern designed specifically to deploy the two submersibles that can dive to depths beyond 3,000 feet for up to eight hours. Underwater discoveries will be analysed in the state-of-the-art dry and wet labs on board, while Alucia 2’s media studio will be able to document and broadcast the ground-breaking discoveries in ultra high-definition around the world.James Cameron stated:With OceanX and Alucia2, we will reignite global passion for and curiosity about the ocean in our global, digitally-connected age.Once delivered, Alucia2 will replace the 55.7-metre Alucia, which is currently for sale through Fraser for $19,750,000. In the meantime, American residents are invited to select from a list of six names and vote for the explorer’s name. The list comprises the names Oceanus, Neptune, OceanXplorer, Audacious etc.The vote is set to be a part of promotional campaign ahead of the release of a new six-part ocean documentary series. The series will premiere in the USA on September 2, bringing together an all-star team including National Geographic, BBC Studios and James Cameron along with Dalio Philanthropies’ OceanX. y begun a major refit with a delivery expected in early 2019. Once delivered, it will replace the owner’s existing vessel 55.7-metre Alucia, which is currently for sale through Fraser for $19,750,000 and owned by Ray Dalio.
68m conversion Project Ragnar nearing completion at Icon Yachts
Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts has shared new photos of the 68.2-metre explorer superyacht Project Ragnar making progress in Harlingen. The vessel that had been initially built as an icebreaker called Sanaborg, entered the Icon shed in July 2017 for an extreme make-over.Built in 2012 from a steel hull, Sanaborgis is undergoing dramatic refit with interior and exterior styling by British design studio RWD. Her delivery is due later this year.The vessel’s owner is excited about her new style that was inspired by medieval war craftsmanship, combined with modern sleek lines and British heritage. She will be one of the few explorer superyachts with a certified ICE Class A1 super hull. Project Ragnar is LY3 classed with arctic explorer capabilities, full ice breaking functionality with its unique ICE class PC5 rated electric driven ice pods, giving the vessel its range of 6,000 nautical miles meaning she can go to the most remote areas of the planet.The yacht will offer accommodation for up to 16 guests across 8 cabins, including two owner’s suites. During the conversion, several tanks need to be removed and converted into superyacht spa area complete with massage room and snow room. Project Ragnar also has a ski storage for ski gear, a boot room, 1 swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. What is more, the 68-metre conversion project is set to be one of the best-equipped explorer superyachts on the water. At her aft toy storage areas, Ragnar will have options for a Luxury Ripsaw EV2, Eurocopter EC145 helicopter, two 8-metre tenders, a sea explorer submarine, two laser sailing boats on board and much more. Icon Yachts is particularly famous in the yachting world for their refit and conversion projects. Recently, the yard has converted a martime school vessel into a superyacht and relaunched the 1914 vintage yacht Tirrenia II and 60-metre CRN Ramble on Rose after refits.Photos via Icon Yachts
Moonen Yachts under new ownership after declared bankruptcy
Dutch builder Moonen Yachts has declared it has entered into a new ownership, just a month after filing for bankruptcy protection with the Dutch court. The new owners of the yard are an Australian couple, Matthew and Louise Baxter. Matthew, of Scottish origin, is a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur, who in 1972 established the A M Group, a privately owned worldwide group of manufacturing companies of which he is executive chairman.For several years, Moonen Shipyards was entirely owned by Mexico’s largest steel manufacturer Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA). During that period several yachts were delivered and business ran well at Moonen, thanks to the financial support of AHMSA. The situation changed last May, when Mr. Ancira, the chairman of AMHSA, was arrested on the Spanish island of Mallorca, accused of bribery. Consequentially, AHMSA’s bank accounts got frozen, including the one from Moonen. Some of the accounts were unfrozen after a while, but the money tap for the shipyard remained closed. The lack of financial support to pay wages and settle the required payments on the building of Project YN199 on speculation, led Moonen to declare bankruptcy.The setuation with AMSHA reflected in substantial financial instability of the yard in the past. When in 2015 the steel prices dropped dramatically, Moonen was filed for suspension of payment for a longer period of time. To avoid such an insecure period again, the management of Moonen was already looking for a new investor. In fact, the investor has been found and conversations were at an advanced stage in order to proceed a normal takeover of the shares. Due to the arrest of Mr. Ancira and the loss of cash flow, it was necessary to speed up the process with the intended shareholder, and try to avoid a bankruptcy. However, there was hardly any communication possible with the shareholder and finally Moonen Shipyards was no longer able to meet its obligations towards personnel and suppliers thus bankruptcy followed on the 11th of July.Still, the bankruptcy has cleared the road for the new Moonen in a way, as the proposed investor shared his wish to fully disconnect from AHMSA after the situation occurred last May. What the bankruptsy has relieved the new stakeholders of the responsibility to pay off Moonen’s debts.Louise and Matthew Baxter first discovered Moonen Yachts whilst sailing on Pittwater harbour in Sydney where they came across Moonen 84 Aurora. That lead to their involvement with Moonen.Mr Baxter, who also remains executive chairman of the A M Group, said:It is a privilege to own a yard like Moonen. The brand has an impeccable pedigree, the yachts are true Dutch quality and the team is young, reliable, talented and very loyal to the company. These characteristics are fundamental for success.The shipyard is very honoured and excited with Mr & Mrs. Baxter as their new owners. Moonen’s CEO Johan Dubbelman highlights:We have trust in these new investors and have faith that they will establish a strong future for Moonen Yachts. The 30 to 50 metre market is solid for well-built designs, and our plans are to increase production. Currently we have one, award winning, 36-metre Martinique in build, she’s 50% ready. The focus is to have her on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2020.The company aims at scaling up production efficiently and starting two new build projects in the upcoming 6 months, he said. Following on with the current build we will start a second 36 metre and a 44 metre, both new and future proof timeless Moonen yachts with interiors designed by the award winning renowned design houses, like Studio Indigo. By building on speculation, delivery times will be shorter and customisation still possible, which is an absolute advantage for our future clients.The yard reports, the majority of the staff and workforce have been reappointed and are enthusiastic to be part of a strong new leadership. To assure continuous high-end quality, Moonen Yachts is going to reinforce the cooperation with long-term strategic partners and subcontractors.